Get crafty for National Ceramics Week

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WOULD-BE potters of all ages are invited to a week of activities celebrating all things ceramic.

Wyn Abbot, who runs The Pottery studio and workshop at Greenlands Farm Village near Burton-in-Kendal, is hosting a series of events to mark the first ever National Ceramics Week.

From Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 8, visitors can try their hand at making a pot on the wheel, take part in a gargoyle-making workshop and see a silver clay jewellery demonstration.

“I want people to see that craftmanship is still around, because we live in such a mass-produced society,” said mother of three Wyn.

“I also want people to see what ceramics actually is. We use it every day without thinking about it, from a morning cuppa to tiles in our bathrooms.”

Events will include a display of sculptures from the Children’s Pottery Club, which Wyn runs at The Pottery every Saturday, and a preview of her own exhibition, Spirit of the Earth.

See the Lancaster Guardian (28-04-11) for full story.